My current jacket is an LP Apex in a long size, which I need. I like the jacket a lot, but it isn't that old and a bunch of the non-protective fabric parts have deteriorated severely--the crotch strap started fraying almost immediately and is now gone, and the zipper fabric is so frayed that zipping the jacket is very difficult. So I have two questions: 1) Was I just unlucky with this jacket and so should just buy another? 2) Is there a good alternative that I can get within five weeks or so? Last time the LP took literally three months.